Dear Olivier5, have we exchanged thoughts before?
I was just looking over my posts and came upon your post in this thread, see Annex below; and I notice that you are the last poster to leave a message in it.
So, as I like to get people to exchange thoughts with me, I said to myself that I owe you a reply, though rather late, still better late than never.
Okay, the thread is on "Critical thinking on the existence of God."
I have come to the idea that critical thinking must first and foremost and before anything else be grounded on critical premisses,* and what are to my own thinking, the critical premisses of critical thinking?
Here, there are three, at this point in time, from my thinking, namely:
1. The default status of things in the totality of reality is existence.
2. Existence can be from oneself or from another.
3. Existence can be in one's mind and/or in the objective reality outside and independent of any human mind.
So, just in case you notice that I have presented these premisses in my other posts, you are correct; and it is because I see them to be most essential for people to adopt, in order to talk sense, instead of nonsense.
There, dear readers here, I have bumped up this thread to the top of my list of posts from yours truly, and hope that some colleagues here will come forward for talking with me, on my fundamental and thus critical premisses essential with the practice of critical thinking.
On the other hand, I also know that a lot of folks here to my notice abstain from exchange of thoughts with me, because, as Max puts it, I insult people.
Well, that is his judgment on me, and he is to my assessment not capable of critical thinking at all - see? another insult from me to him!
*Premisses | Define Premisses at Dictionary.com
(logic) Also premiss. a statement that is assumed to be true for the purpose of an argument from which a conclusion is drawn. verb (prɪˈmaɪz; ˈprɛmɪs) 2. (when transitive, may take a clause as object) to state or assume (a proposition) as a premise in an argument, theory, etc.
Last post here, from one Olivier5:
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Fri 18 Dec, 2015 05:31 am
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